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Totally Blown Away

Everyone has their "favorite" wind tunnel in Philly, one you've been circumventing on your commute, particularly in these blustery winter months. Newsworks delves into the science of "the wind tunnel effect," which "happens when wind encounters a tall rectangular building." Jim Chen, mechanical engineering professor at Temple, says: "Some people think they can hide around the corners...actually the corners may be more dangerous. The wind speed can double around the corners." [Newsworks]